swinsian
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Verb
Verb Class: Weak
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swinsian
p. ode To make a (pleasing) sound, make melody or music Se fugel swinsaþ and singeþ swegle tógeánes incipit illa sacri modulamina fundere cantus, et mira lucem voce ciere novam, Exon. Th. 206, 9; Ph. 124: 207, 11; Ph. 140. Swinsaþ sibgedryht swéga mǽste, 239, 8 ; Ph. 618. On psalterio ðe him swynsaþ oft on the psaltery that oft makes music to him. Ps. Th. 143, 10. Frætwe míne (the swan's) swinsiaþ, torhte singaþ, Exon. Th. 390, 8 ; Rä. 8, 7 : 55, 17 ; Cri. 885. Wit song áhófan hlúde bi hearpan, hleóþor swinsade, 325, 2 ; Víd. 105: 353, 47 ; Reim. 29. Ðǽr wæs hæleþa hleahtor, hlyn swynsode (a cheerful sound arose), word wǽron wynsume, Beo. Th. 1227; B. 611. Sǽ swinsade the sea made its music (but see swinsung, II.), Elen. Kmbl. 479 ; El. 240. Hearpan hlyn, swinsigende swég, Cd. Th. 66, 8; Gen. 1081.
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